Dundee face a fight to keep Mark O’Hara, with Motherwell lining up a bid for the Dark Blues’ star man, Courier Sport can reveal.
The former Kilmarnock player is out of contract in the summer and several Premiership sides are interested in luring him away from Dens.
O’Hara will be free to talk to clubs next month and sign a pre-contract agreement.
But, with nearly £500,000 banked from the sale of Louis Moult to Preston North End, Motherwell may try to tempt Dundee into selling in January.
O’Hara is a fans’ favourite who was the two-goal hero against Rangers recently. He also got on the scoresheet the following weekend against Ross County.
Previous Dundee manager Paul Hartley transformed him from a Killie fringe player, most used in defence, to a midfielder who got Scotland under-21 recognition.